Jacksonville Tax Preparer Charged with Filing False Returns
A federal grand jury in Jacksonville, Florida, returned an indictment today charging a Florida woman with aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, filing a false tax return and failing to file a tax return.
According to the indictment, between 2017 and 2019, Gloria Gray, who at times resided in Jacksonville, prepared false income tax returns, first while working at two Jacksonville tax preparation businesses, and then at her own business, Triple X Tax Services. The indictment alleges that Gray prepared individual income tax returns for multiple clients that collectively reported hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent expenses and deductions, including false charitable deductions and unreimbursed employee business expenses.
In addition, Gray allegedly filed a false 2018 tax return that did not report all her income and she allegedly did not file a personal income tax return for 2019.
If convicted, Gray faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison for each false return count. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division made the announcement.
IRS-Criminal Investigation is investigating the case.
Trial Attorneys Isaiah Boyd III and Richard (R.J.) Hagerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division are prosecuting the case.
An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.